The great coronation festival of sport

WOKING was the stage for a huge sports event to celebrate the Queen’s coronation. Reported as the town’s “greatest ever games festival” Woking Coronation Sports took place on 6 June 1953 –... Read more »

Local sportsmen and women who have excelled in the face of adversity

PEOPLE from the world of sport who have excelled in the face of adversity and shown inspirational leadership have been honoured despite the difficulties imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. A public ceremony... Read more »

Focus falls on St John’s Football Club

THIS week, Peeps into the Past focuses on football with some vintage photographs of St Johns FC. The pictures were among those supplied by News & Mail reader Jon Wells. He said... Read more »

Sports awards will honour lockdown hero

A SPECIAL category to recognise those who helped others to stay active during the pandemic has been included in the Sport Woking Awards 2020. The Active Lockdown Challenge of the Year category... Read more »

Brooklands brings Motoball back to a wider audience

BROOKLANDS was once famous for motorcycle contests on its historic racetrack and many records have been broken there, but it has never staged a version of football played on motorbikes which was... Read more »

Valley End Cricket Club’s girls are back in action

VALLEY End’s girls are firmly entrenched in cricket again after fearing they wouldn’t be able to play at all during 2020. The pandemic hit the sport hard, and clubs were not allowed... Read more »

Man Utd hero to sell shirts and medals at local auction

FORMER Manchester United star Norman Whiteside will sell his collection of football memorabilia, including his FA Cup winner’s medals, at Ewbank’s this month. Whiteside was not only the youngest player to score... Read more »

Football for the ages

FOOTBALL’s in focus this week with two vintage pictures and readers’ memories. This feature has been “kicked off” following the Peeps page story on February 6 about Woking’s railway orphanage. Raymond Hilderley... Read more »

Laser Quest championship comes to Woking

MOCK combat experts from across the world are taking part in European championship games in Woking this weekend. Players from countries including the UK, France, Holland, Denmark and the US will be... Read more »

Commonwealth champ’s new success

FORMER Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sam Skillcorn (née Lowe) is encouraging more youngsters to look at Judo as fitting way to improve their body and mind. After narrowly missing out on competing... Read more »